Sight Unseen Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

Author: Ellyn Kaschak

Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly into the phenomenology of race, gender, and sexual orientation among blind individuals, along with the everyday epistemology of vision. Kaschak’s work reveals not only how the blind create systems of meaning out of cultural norms but also how cultural norms inform our conscious and unconscious interactions with others regardless of our physical ability to see.

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Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women’s Experience

Author: Ellyn Kaschak

A noted feminist psychologist takes a fascinating look at the lived and ordinary experience of women to present the first psychology of women that integrates all aspects of experience, from the physical to the sociocultural.

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Global Border Crossings: Feminist Activists and Peace Workers Collaborating Across Cultures

Authors: Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Ellyn Kaschak

This book brings together a group of feminist activists, psychologists, and peace workers from countries on every continent who describe how they apply global/transnational feminism in their activist peace and justice projects in the cultures and countries in which they live and work. The contributors, who are from different locations in the “global village”, reflect on their engagement in Global South/North border crossings and partnerships, taking into consideration such variables as the gender, economic/class, ethnic, racial, political and imperializing/colonizing tensions inherent in the work.

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Minding the Body: Psychotherapy in Cases of Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness

Editor: Ellyn Kaschak

Support and empower women who are coping with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease

Being diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia is a traumatic event that takes place at a time when the patient is already feeling physically (and often emotionally) drained. Minding the Body combines feminist and social constructionist approaches to offer an intimate look into the ways a therapist can help clients cope with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease.

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The Invisible Alliance: Psyche and Spirit in Feminist Therapy

Editor: Ellyn Kaschak

From the editor: “There are forces in the universe about which we know nothing and can learn nothing through empiricism and material means. Such forces can be invoked in the process of therapy to assist in healing, to deepen experience, and to free us from the confining limits of the human mind. This is a book about the spiritual within each of us and about spirituality as it extends beyond any of us to embrace all of us. It deals with inspiration and passion, sorrow and loss, meaning and depth. It focuses upon the relationship between matters of spirit and of psychology, leading to new treatments within the parameters of psychotherapy that extend its vision far beyond the treatment of affliction.”

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Intimate Betrayal: Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships

Editor: Ellyn Kaschak

Why is woman-on-woman violence so often ignored or discounted? Intimate Betrayal: Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships uncovers the hidden problem of lesbians who hurt the women they love. This long-needed book brings together theory, practice, and research to suggest new and fruitful ways to understand, prevent, and treat this common problem.

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Assault on the Soul: Women in the Former Yugoslavia

Editors: Sarah Sharratt, Ellyn Kaschak

Assault on the Soul gives you first-hand accounts of war trauma to women. Deeply moving and well written, the articles in this book are written in a combination of legal and psychological approaches to help you teach clients to heal from severe, acute, and chronic trauma.

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New View of Womens Sexual Problems

Editors: Ellyn Kaschak, Leonore Tiefer

This fascinating book looks at the wide-ranging therapeutic, social, and political implications of the new paradigm of women’s sexuality. International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems examines the theoretical and practical effects of the landmark document produced by the Working Group on a New View of Women’s Sexuality. The book brings together gender theory, psychology, social science, and medicine in a powerful cultural critique of the reigning medical approach to women’s sexual health.

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Beyond the Rule Book: Moral Issues and Dilemmas in the Practice of Psychotheraphy

Editors: Ellyn Kaschak, Marcia Hill

Beyond the Rule Book: Moral Issues and Dilemmas in the Practice of Psychotherapy examines feminist therapy and its commitment to work against injustice and work for social and personal change by providing quality and unbiased services to clients. A dialogue is opened among feminist psychotherapists about the moral aspects of psychotherapy from the standpoint that psychotherapy, without a moral stance, is defined as demoralizing. You will discover psychotherapeutic situations that do not fit into any established ethical code, so that the code must be interpreted and a decision must be made giving your clients unprejudiced and effective service.

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The Next Generation: Third Wave Feminist Psychotherapy

Editor: Ellyn Kaschak

Is feminism still necessary? How can older feminists and younger ones find a common ground to discuss issues that affect them both? What does it mean to be a third-wave feminist? The Next Generation explores these and other issues that deeply concern feminist therapists of all ages.

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For Love or Money: The Fee in Feminist Therapy/h3>

Editor: Marcia Hill, Ellyn Kaschak

For Love or Money: The Fee in Feminist Therapy examines the rarely talked about topic of payment in therapy, taking a symbolic and psychological look at the meaning of fees to both the psychologist and client. This intelligent book offers firsthand advice and information concerning how gender can make a difference in your feelings about fees and how the managed care environment affects women clients. For Love or Money will help you handle your concerns about fees as it discusses payment for missed sessions, bartering, the meaning of fees with African-American women and with women in prison, and a model for pro bono work.

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